Drug Safety in Children: Research Studies and Evidence Synthesis

Shamala Balan, Rabia Hussain, Siew Chin Ong, Zaheer Babar

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Pharmacoepidemiology is the study of drug use and its effects in a diverse population in real-world settings. The pharmacoepidemiology approach has been proven to provide evidence on major drug safety issues in pediatrics including adverse drug reaction, off-label drug use, medication error, and inappropriate and irrational drug use. Knowledge on and applicability of pharmacoepidemiology approach among healthcare professionals providing care for children needs to be enhanced to guarantee optimal, continuous, and updated implementation and interpretation of pharmacoepidemiology data in order to reap the full benefits of pharmacoepidemiology in healthcare provision for children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Evidence in Pharmaceutical Public Health and Health Services Research in Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISBN (Electronic)9783030502478
ISBN (Print)9783030502478
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 May 2023


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